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Brooklyn shops

Brooklyn was a dream. All the things that happened there just couldn't happen. It was all dream stuff. Or was it all real and true and was it that she, Francie, was the dreamer?
- Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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Handcrafted teas at Bellocq Atelier.

Beautiful Dreamers

  • Williamsburg, Boutique, $$$$ $$$
  • 326 Wythe Ave.
  • Brooklyn, 11249
  • +1-718-388-4884
  • Website | Email

A bazaar of bohemiam goodies, extraordinary gifts, and curiosities. Walk — in a dream-like state — among Navajo-inspired jewlery, photography, coffee table books, sustainable clothing, and vintage furnishings.

Bellocq Tea Atelier

  • Greenpoint, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 104 West St.
  • Brooklyn, 11222
  • +1-347-463-9231
  • Website | Email

The gorgeous design studio and atelier sources special, rare blends, and takes appointments for tea tastings. Bring your camera, nearly every inch of the space is begging to be Instagrammed.

Brooklyn Flea

  • Fort Greene, Market, $$$$ $$
  • 176 Lafayette Ave.
  • Brooklyn, NY, 11238
  • Website | Review | About

On Saturdays in Fort Greene (and Sundays on the Williamsburg waterfront), artisans and hobbyists-gone-wild show off their clothes, accessories, and foodstuffs next to vintage dealers and old-school street vendors. The flea moves into an old Deco bank at One Hanson Place (Fort Greene) during winter months.

The Brooklyn Kitchen and The Meat Hook

  • Williamsburg, Grocer, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 100 Frost St.
  • Brooklyn, 11211
  • +1-718-389-2982
  • Website

You can get brought right up to speed on New Brooklyn food philosophy at this cooking supply store and adjacent butcher counter, artisanal foods emporium, and classroom — where you can sharpen your knife skills, brew your own beer, or learn how to break down a pig.

Catbird

  • Williamsburg, Specialty, Gifts and Souvenirs, $$$$ $$$
  • 219 Bedford Ave.
  • Brooklyn, 11211
  • +1-718-599-3457
  • Website | Email

Emphasis is on jewelry made from independent and local designers (Digby & Iona, John Derian, Yayoi Forest), though there's always something perfect to pick up as a gift (hanging ornaments, glassware, terrariums, cards, tooth fairy boxes, old-fashioned toys).

Erie Basin

  • Red Hook, Antiques, $$$$ $$$
  • 388 Van Brunt St.
  • Brooklyn, 11231
  • +1-718-554-6147
  • Website | Email

A truly unique shop with a museum-like quality and channeling another era in time. Stunning Victorian rings, turn of the 20th-century furnishings, chandeliers, and items for the curios cabinet are all displayed in a subtle and special way.

Estate Jewels by George and Raf

  • Fort Greene, Vintage, $$$$ $$$
  • 111 Lafayette Ave.
  • Brooklyn, 11217
  • +1-917-903-0484
  • Website | Email

The owners of this little jewel box, tucked away on residential stretch of leafy Lafayette, source incredible vintage baubles and designer costume jewelry, and have encyclopedic knowledge about fashion throughout the ages. You are in for a treat.

Greenlight Bookstore

  • Fort Greene, Bookstore, $$$$ $$
  • 686 Fulton St.
  • Brooklyn, 11217
  • +1-718-246-0200
  • Website

There's always an excellent literary event happening at this bustling shop, which stocks the latest must-reads and a fine selection of cook books, NYC-themed books, and diaries for starting a novel of your own.

Moon River Chattel

  • Williamsburg, House and Home, $$$$ $$$
  • 62 Grand St.
  • Brooklyn, 11249
  • +1-718-388-1121
  • Website | Email

Channel your nesting energies toward the gorgeous salvaged furniture, lovely utilitarian objects, handwoven linens, unique hardware, and penny candy. 

Papel

  • Cobble Hill, Stationery, $$$$ $$
  • 225 Court St.
  • Brooklyn, 11201
  • +1-718-422-0255
  • Website | Email

A modern paperie with a charming mom-and-pop atmosphere. An array of clever cards, wrapping papers, and gifty things are made by local and small-batch designers. 

Powerhouse Books

  • Dumbo, Bookstore, $$$$ $$
  • 37 Main St.
  • Brooklyn, 11201
  • +1-212-604-9074
  • Website | Email

Where are all the thick-rimmed glasses-wearing intellectuals of Dumbo? Here, catching an avant-garde book reading or observing the latest street art gallery show at this giant warehouse for paper ephemera. Small press and custom published art, fashion, and pop culture tomes are prized. Your coffee table will be thrilled.

Spoonbill & Sugartown

  • Williamsburg, Bookstore, $$$$ $$
  • 218 Bedford Ave.
  • Brooklyn, 11211
  • +1-718-387-7322
  • Website | Email

Shimmy between the stacks and piles of rare art books, unique covers, imported and hard-to-find zines, mags, and journals. 

Sprout Home

  • Williamsburg, Florist, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • 44 Grand St.
  • Brooklyn, 11249
  • +-1-718-388-4440
  • Website | Email

A fresh new approach to the garden center. Succulents, air plants, and unique trees and matched with terrariums, glass orbs, and other interesting planters for the modern home and garden.

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